Jessica Alba with brown tiger eye hair
Hair Color | Streaks

Balayage update: Tiger eye hair

Stars like Jessica Alba are fans, thousands of Instagram users, too: on-trend brunettes are going for tiger eye hair. Read on to find out what balayage’s little sister really looks like

No doubt you remember the moment (it was about two years ago), when a new coloring technique turned the world of streaking upside down. At a stroke, foils and caps were forgotten, everyone wanted just one thing: balayage. The update to this coloring technique, in which the strands are freely painted by hand, is called tiger eye hair.

What is tiger eye hair?

With this new coloration hype, exclusively gold and bronze tones are freely painted into preferably brunette-colored hair. The tiger eye trend gets its name from these warm colors: it’s inspired by tiger’s eye, a brown/gold semi-precious stone. The result of this coloring technique: ultra-natural, vibrant and extremely Instagram friendly. Tiger eye hair has been hashtagged thousands of times. Take a look: #tigereyehair.

Applying tiger eye color might sound easy but for best results you should really consult an expert. You’ll find a list of the stylists who can give you this fashion look with the help of our Salon Finder.